We have been enjoying our visit with Rachel immensely! I have cooked a homemade breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day and have found I'm rediscovering my love for cooking.
While I taught and worked out of the home, cooking was not high on my bucket list. In fact, it typically made me want to kick the bucket.
I've made omelets, candied apples, croissant breakfast sandwiches, and poppy seed muffins with lemon glaze.
I made a quiche today for brunch from scratch and it was really yummy on a cold Michigan morning.
Rachel and Harbor have made snowmen out of cotton balls and snowflakes to hang.
The next three days are going to be wild. There is no other word for it.
We wake early tomorrow morning with birth certificates and passports to cross the border and spend a day in Canada at Niagara Falls. We have never been and are excited to see something new and beautiful. We then have a trip to Arkansas the next day. Lots of drive time!
We have visited the library, strolled the arched bridges at Elizabeth Park, shopped for clothes together, rented three movies, made cookies, and Rachel toured a Victorian home today built in the 1890's. We've slept in late, stayed up late, and worn pajamas all day for two whole days.
Harbor and Rachel have also spent many hours on the couch together.
Tonight, we celebrated Jesus's birthday with our little family and Rachel.
And the day after we return from Niagara, we load for the 17 hour drive to Arkansas. We have a full week to spend this time, and David has been able to swing a week vacation to stay with us. He is so thankful for the time off as he has been working hard for months and months on various projects and for clients.
Looking forward to reporting back with some pretty waterfall pictures! If you happen to think of us tomorrow, please pray for safe travels across the border and back!